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Health care either a fight or a right

November 15, 2017
If mental health is priority, then we need to back ACA
Trump Mental Health

Texas May Not Be What Amazon is Looking For

October 19, 2017
It’s possible Texas has already knocked its towns and cities out of Amazon’s Dating Game.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

October 2, 2017
Glenn Smith wonders whether a political storm over Hurricane Harvey recovery has been calmed. But is it still political hurricane season?

Trump's Humpty May Be Dumped Even Before He Can Build a Wall to Fall From

September 23, 2017
You might say that in the end, most wall builders wind up mocked as Humpty Dumpties.
Trump's Wall

Catch a Falling Lone Star

September 11, 2017
There are rays of hope in the government response to Hurricane Harvey.
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Political Dollars and Dangling Participles

July 28, 2017
The enormous sums donors give state Republican officeholders raise especially disturbing questions in a one-party state like Texas.

Special Session Might Be Known as "the Summer the Music Died"

July 19, 2017
Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and others are becoming the government equivalents of helicopter parents.

Peeking in Putin’s Bathroom Window, or Will Greg Abbott Get Serious About Election Integrity?

July 17, 2017
Shrugging acceptance by Greg Abbott and other Republicans of Russia’s hacking of the 2016 election betrays their real voter suppression intentions.

Abbott's Pick-Up Sticks Play Politics with Special Session

June 27, 2017
Outnumbered Democrats are valiantly trying to remind them that there’s a future coming that the state is woefully unprepared to meet.
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Branding, Political Tribes, Health Care and Holidays from Thinking

June 25, 2017
GOP health care plans make it plain that it’s time to break out of tribal political thinking and begin thinking for ourselves.
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Livestream: Dr. James Forbes Juneteenth Celebration

June 18, 2017
Monday, June 19, at 6 p.m. Central Time, Dr. Forbes will lead what should be a powerful, inclusive and heartening celebration of Juneteenth at Riverside. The event will be livestreamed.

Last Days of the First Amendment

June 18, 2017
Vicious attacks on the free press and an upside-down view of the separation of church and state put the First Amendment at risk.

Was Legislative Session a Success?

June 5, 2017
GOP leaders showed they were eager to be hurtful.
Glenn AAS

Powerful Republican Donor & Notorious Bigot Threatens “Wicked State Legislators” Over Bathroom Bill

May 23, 2017
In a "prayer" that reads like a terroristic threat, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick backer Steven Hotze took aim at his political opponents.
Meet the Man Behind the Campaign to Repeal #HERO

Trump Can Fire Comey But He Can't Fire Us

May 21, 2017
Trump is stuck with his narcissism, hollowness, greed and authoritarian ways.
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There is a Carnival on the Edge of Town

May 19, 2017
As the 2017 regular legislative session nears its end, we ponder the unfortunate consequences of today’s political circus
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GOP Plan Would Continue Decades of Expensive Health Care

May 14, 2017
We’ll be poorer. We’ll be sicker. We’ll die sooner.
Trump ACHA

Extremist Tea Partiers Traffic an Anti-Woman Agenda

May 11, 2017
All Republicans, their names are: Jonathan Stickland (Bedford), Matt Rinaldi (Irving), Matt Shaheen (Plano), Matt Schaeffer (Tyler), Kyle Biedermann (Frederickburg), and Tony Tinderholt (Arlington)
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SB4 Backers Curiously Aren't Barking About its Constitutionality

May 5, 2017
They know the measure's unconstitutional, so why bark about it?
Geren

Trumpcare: A Hateful Spectacle

May 5, 2017
It was a hateful spectacle unlike anything this writer has ever seen. U.S. House Republicans were partying their butts off, gleefully celebrating their vote to deny health care to millions of their fellow Americans.
Trumpcare: A Hateful Spectacle